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Old 09-05-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Red face prenewb needs help

I came out of Windows XP what a mess and I am old as hell but I want to know what is the easiest Linux to beginning to earn my bones in Linux. I like what I have read about Red Had. Is it easier than Ubuntu.
Old 09-05-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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The free versions of Redhat are super old, my suggestion is Ubuntu but seriously, this question has been asked 8,972,612* times before so searching will get you better results.

* I don't care
Old 09-05-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Please (MY OWN FREE OPINION) do not make a mistake and use clones as beginner.
Better use common distributions such as FEDORA Core 5 which is the Redhat "free" version or Open Suse or Debain. But not slackware, ubuntu, kubuntu...., centos, freespire and so on. they are ALL great of course but if you want a huge amount of help if you enter something in google then use a distri of my recommendations.
But as cs-cam said there are some... post regarding this
Old 09-05-2006, 05:48 AM   #4
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Good point. Check the Linux - Distrobutions forum here and try the one that has the most active forum, at least you know you'l get help then.
Old 09-05-2006, 06:13 AM   #5
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mandriva free isn't a bad place to start as a beginner either


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